Shari Feist Albrecht

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Shari Feist Albrecht
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Kansas Corporation Commission
Incumbent
In office
June 25, 2012 - Present
Years in position 2
PartyNonpartisan
PredecessorWard Loyd
Compensation
Base salary$99,292
Elections and appointments
AppointedJune 25, 2012
Appointed byGov. Sam Brownback (R)
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas (1982)
J.D.Washburn University School of Law (1984)
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Shari Feist Albrecht is the current Kansas Corporation Commission chair. She has served on the commission since 2012 and was appointed to the leadership position following chairman Mark Sievers' resignation effective January 2014.[1]

Biography

Albrecht is a licensed attorney. She served as Associate Chief Counsel at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment from 1993-2012. She has also been a supervisor of the Environmental Practice Group of the KDHE, and has served as a Director for the Oil and Gas Conservation Division with the Kansas Corporation Commission.[2]

Education

  • B.A., Spanish Literature, University of Kansas (1982)
  • J.D., Washburn University School of Law (1984)

Political career

Kansas Corporation Commission (2012-present)

Albrecht was appointed to the commission by Gov. Sam Brownback effective August 2012 for a term ending March 16, 2015.[3] Mark Sievers nominated Albrecht to succeed him as commission chair on January 9, 2014. Sievers resigned from the KCC on the heels of a challenging year in the leadership post.

Appointments

2012

Albrecht was appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission by Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on June 25, 2012.[1]

Albrecht stated, "As a lifelong Kansan and dedicated public servant, I am honored my experience and expertise has been recognized and is valued. I am committed to channeling my knowledge and qualifications into this new challenge. I look forward to listening to the parties appearing before the Commission, learning their perspectives, and making informed decisions that balance the public interest."[2]

Personal

Albrecht and her husband, Martin, have two daughters. They attend Faith Lutheran Church.[4]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Ward Loyd
Kansas Corporation Commission
2012-present
Succeeded by
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